Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno is the author of more than a half-dozen books including biographies of Paul Bowles and E.E. Cummings, and a group portrait of American writers in Paris after World War II. He is also well- known as a translator and poet. He lives in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.
A harrowing account of loss and melancholy through beautifully modulated music and thought.
“Night Suite is strong medicine and offers us a form to negotiate life and its vicissitudes. Highly recommended.” - Peter Gizzi
(Please note, this volume is published via the imprint Jensen / Daniels, Publishers)
“Remission compresses experience and emotion into what seems at times an exclamation point of pain and yearning. It is, by turns, troubling and challenging, tough-minded and compassionate, earth-bound and learned. These poems are about the passing of time, 'the collision between what was and what is.' They are concerned with human limitation and aspiration, focusing on 'the how not to be any longer.' These poems are rooted the world he writes about, and they soar above in breathless leaps." - Michael Pearson
"A miscellany in flashes of realization. Sawyer-Lauçanno takes the tumbled bits of mind, and mind's penchant for equations, in order of appearance. The order is elegant, taken apace, and because the subject is consciousness, there is urgency, too. This is a poet who has a strong sense of the fragility of existence, and even more so of the names with which we tend to furnish it." - Bill Berkson